Dudley Zoo From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Coordinates: 52°30′50.18″N 2°4′37.68″W  /  52.5139389°N 2.0771333°W  / 52.5139389; -2.0771333 Dudley Zoo Date opened 1937 Location Dudley, West Midlands, England Land area 40 acres (0.162 km²) Coordinates 52°30′50.18″N 2°4′37.68″W  /  52.5139389°N 2.0771333°W  / 52.5139389; -2.0771333 Number of animals 940 (2006) Number of species 163 (2006) [1 ] Major exhibits Tigers, Chimpanzees, Lemur Wood Website http://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk Dudley Zoological Gardens is a zoo located within the grounds of Dudley Castle in the town of Dudley which is part of the Black Country in the West Midlands, England. The Dudley Zoological Society was founded in 1935. Contents
  • 1 Architecture
  • 2 Castle
  • 3 Animals
  • 4 Staff
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links
[ edit] Architecture One of the art deco structures at Dudley Zoo The zoo buildings include twelve listed buildings, seven Grade II and five Grade II*, erected in 1937 by Berthold Lubetkin's Tecton Group which employed, among others, structural engineer Ove Arup. Most of the zoo buildings are art deco in style. [ edit] Castle Main article: Dudley Castle The remains of the castle, a Grade I listed building, date back to the 11th century, and access is included in the zoo entrance fee. [ edit] Animals Orangutan Tiger In 2003, in common with other urban zoos, Dudley parted with their two female African Elephants so that they could benefit from more spacious surroundings. The remaining large animals include giraffes, tigers, lions, reindeer, wallabies, and 2 snow leopards. Primates are well represented, and there are several aviaries and a reptile house. The zoo now has over 1,000 animals from over 200 species; most of these are endangered and are the result of careful captive breeding programmes. The Dudley Zoo was once home to Cuddles, a male orca, or Killer Whale. He was housed at the zoo from 1968, until his death in 1974. The zoo is currently expanding its education department with a variety of workshops available for schools. [ edit] Staff The Radio 2 presenter Alex Lester worked at Dudley Zoo as an 18 year old student in 1974. [ edit]


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